Third adjournment in election and pleas in SWSDA-related case

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Yarmouth Justice CentreTINA COMEAU PHOTO

It’ll be late March at the earliest before there is an election and pleas in a case involving the former CEO of the South West Shore Development Authority.

A third adjournment was granted to the defence on Feb. 13 when the matter of Ronald Frances (Frank) Anderson appeared once again on the provincial court docket.

Anderson is facing 11 charges, which are a combination of fraud and uttering forged document charges. Nine of the charges pertain to alleged documents submitted to the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and two charges identify the provincial Department of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism as the recipient.

Anderson’s lawyer told the court on Dec. 13, via telephone, that he is still in discussions with the Crown over two issues concerning the case. The Crown said he has received a response to the defence questions from the investigation agencies and would be relaying the information to Anderson’s lawyer by letter.

The Crown was not opposed to an adjournment. The election and plea has been set over to March 18.

The RCMP announced last October that charges had been laid against Anderson.

 

 

 

 

Organizations: South West Shore Development Authority, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Department of Economic and Rural Development RCMP

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